Commissioner Nancy Sharpe

Serving District 2

Nancy N. Sharpe is serving her third term as commissioner representing District 2, which includes Centennial, Greenwood Village, a portion of Aurora and unincorporated central Arapahoe County. She initially sworn in January 2011, and her term expires January 2023. She served as Board Chair in 2020, 2017, 2015 and 2013, and as Finance Officer in 2016 and 2013.

As commissioner, Nancy oversees the Community Resources, Human Services, and Public Works and Development Departments. 


Nancy represents the County's interests on a variety of boards and committees including:

  • Arapahoe County Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority
  • Arapahoe County Board of Social Services
  • Arapahoe County Housing Authority
  • C-470 Corridor Policy Committee (Alternate)
  • Canal Collaborative Policy Group
  • Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority
  • Colorado Counties, Inc.: Health & Human Services; Child Welfare Allocation Committee, Works Allocation Committee
  • Denver South Board of Directors and Transportation Management Association
  • Developmental Pathways Board of Directors
  • Mile High Flood District
  • Metro Area County Commissioners
  • National Association of Counties: Finance Committee; Human Services & Education Steering Committee
  • Public Airport Authority
  • Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority
  • South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (Alternate)


As a 39-year resident of Arapahoe County, Nancy is committed to enhancing the quality of life for residents. She works to budget responsibly and keep taxes low so that Arapahoe County will live within its means and thrive. She is known as a strong, fiscally responsible leader who fosters highly effective working relationships with cities, counties, public entities and businesses.


In 2016, Colorado Counties Inc. honored Nancy with the organization’s Commissioner of the Year Award for going above and beyond the call of duty to work for the good of all counties.

Government Experience

  • Arapahoe County Commissioner, District 2 (2011–2014,
    2015–2018, 2019-); Chair Pro Tem (2011); Chair (2012, 2015, 2017, 2020), Finance Officer 2019
  • City of Greenwood Village, Mayor (2003–2011)
  • City of Greenwood Village, City Council Member (1997–2003)
  • National Association of Counties, Social Services, Welfare and Immigration Subcommittee, (2012-2013), and NACO Human Services and Education Steering Committee, Chair, (2014-2018)
  • Colorado Counties Inc. Health and Human Services Steering Committee, Chair (2014–2018)
  • Governor Appointee, Colorado Executive Leadership Council
    on Child Welfare, the Works Allocation and Child Welfare
    Allocation Committees (2012–Present)
  • Denver South Economic Development Partnership Board of
    Directors (2000–Present)
  • Metro Area County Commissioners, Chair (2014)
  • Colorado Elder Abuse Taskforce, Governor’s Appointee (2012)
  • Metro Mayors Caucus, Chair (2009)
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments, Chair (2006)
  • Colorado Women in Government, President (2003–2007)
  • Southeast Transportation Authority, Board President

Community Involvement

  • Littleton Hospital, Board of Trustees, former Vice Chair
  • American Lung Association, Executive Advisory Committee
  • Cherry Creek Republican Women, Member
  • Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver, Former Board Member
  • St. Anne’s Episcopal School Development Committee,
    Former Member
  • Colorado Women's Alliance Board, Chair, (2020-2021)

Education/Professional Experience

  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Mathematics,
    Louisiana State University
  • Management Consultant
  • Great West Life, AVP, Compensation and Customer Service
  • Control Data, Account Manager